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Mayor Michelle Wu announces the outdoor arts and entertainment programming
On Feb. 4, Mayor Michelle Wu declared that the City will be working to create a Boston Winter Express, “a new effort to safely bring Bostonians together outdoors during the winter months, foster community, support our Main Street districts, and combat social isolation during the pandemic.” According to a media release, the events will include pop-up spaces across Boston “with free outdoor artistic performances, book giveaways, complimentary hot drinks, and more.”
The first celebration will be an honoring of Lunar New Year on Feb. 13, held in partnership with the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Chinatown Main Street at the Chinatown Gate in Auntie Kay & Uncle Frank Chin Park on The Greenway. There will be complimentary food and drink, COVID test kits to take home, and free books. The Boston Winter Express will also hold events in Nubian Square, on Feb. 26, and Fields Corner, on March 5.
Shira Laucharoen is a reporter based in Boston. She currently serves as the assistant director of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism. In the past she has written for Sampan newspaper, The Somerville Times, Scout Magazine, Boston Magazine, and WBUR.